PM Narendra Modi and leaders pay tributes to BR Ambedkar on his death anniversary

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister on Sunday paid tributes to Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar on his 64th death anniversary, saying his thoughts and ideals continue to give strength to millions. Dr Ambedkar, the chief architect of the Indian Constitution and a Dalit icon, passed away in 1956. His death anniversary is observed as ‘Mahaparinirvana Diwas’.
PM Modi, while honouring Dr Ambedkar, said his government is committed to fulfilling the dreams that the leader had for India, adding that his thoughts continue to provide strength to millions of people.
“Remembering the great Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar on Mahaparinirvan Diwas. His thoughts and ideals continue to give strength to millions. We are committed to fulfilling the dreams he had for our nation,” Prime Minister Modi tweeted.

Home minister Amit Shah also paid tributes to Babasaheb Ambedkar on his death anniversary and said that the Modi government is working with dedication for the welfare of the deprived section. “Following the footsteps of Babasaheb, Modi government is working with dedication for the welfare of the section that remained deprived for decades,” Shah wrote in Hindi on Twitter.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also honoured Dr Ambedkar. He took to Twitter and wrote, “Today we remember Dr Ambedkar’s contribution to nation building. Working to make India free from all forms of discrimination is the only truthful way to pay homage to him.”

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati also paid tributes to Dr BR Ambedkar. In a tweet in Hindi, the BSP chief said, “Tributes and immense reverence to the architect of the Constitution Baba Saheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar on his death anniversary, who has shown new hope and self-respect to crores of poor people and those neglected, especially Dalits and other backward people.”

“Heartfelt gratitude to all the activists of BSP, which is the party of sole representation of Babasaheb Dr Ambedkar’s humanitarian movement, for taking a pledge to salute and remember their Messiah in their own way amid the COVID-19 pandemic and to taking a pledge to carry forward his unfinished caravan. Thank you,” she said in another tweet.
“Today morning at my residence in Delhi, I paid floral tributes to Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar and repeated the pledge to never let his movement of self-respect stop, no matter what sacrifice we have to make to achieve this goal,” she said in another tweet.

Born on April 14, 1891, Babasaheb Ambedkar was an Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer who campaigned against social discrimination towards the untouchables (Dalits) and supported the rights of women and workers. In 1990, Ambedkar was conferred with the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award.
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